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Joel Sax Mental Health Hero

Joel Sax 2011 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon by Chato Stewart

One morning in 1994, I woke up at the crack of dawn and told my wife “I am sick.” For years I avoided taking medications for my depression and anxiety. But there was this drug called Prozac and...
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2011 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon by Chato Stewart
Hi Chato, Thank you for spotlighting so many great people as mental health heroes!
My story is not just about me, but about my family and the ways we’ve been affected by mental illness. I’ll start...
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Charles Sakai Mental Health Hero

Charles Sakai  2011 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon by Chato Stewart

My mental health journey began in the mists of history, back in the day when Freudian psychoanalysis was the leading form of therapy, mental hospitals were used as a threat to keep children in line, and effective psychotropic medications...
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Brian Wetzel Mental Health Hero

Brian Wetzel 2011 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon by Chato Stewart That Voice in the Wilderness is Laughing: Reclaiming Joy from Depression
Brian Wetzel
Professional stand-up comedian and speaker

Drawing on his personal experience with depression, stand-up comic, Brian Wetzel, will take you on a unique journey of laughter, truth, and hope—sharing ways to keep living, learning, laughing, and surviving.

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Writer/Performer, Brian Wetzel has over fifteen years of experience ...
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Richard-Yves Sitoski Mental Health Hero

Richard-Yves Sitoski 2011 Mental Health Hero Cartoon-A-Thon by Chato Stewart
According to the Japanese proverb, “Protruding nails get hammered down.”  Well, I’m 50% protruding nail, 50% hammer!

When the system tries to gloss over issues which should be dealt with, I stick out and try to snag somebody’s attention.  And when things are too bristly, I work to flatten out...
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By Chato Stewart of Mental Health Humor

Dani Borderline Z Mental Health Hero

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Dani Borderline Z Mental Health Hero

Dani Z is a mental health consumer and advocate. She uses YouTube and social media to raise awareness about mental health issues and to eliminate the stigma associated with them.
In her video blog Dani talks about her life...
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By Chato Stewart of Mental Health Humor

Mental Health Super Heroes

I'm from the DBSA Conference!  I was unable to log in due to restriction the Hotel had on their WiFi service; I couldn't even check my e-mail or log into Facebook!   On top of that, I had my return flight , I arrived home much later than anticipated.  I have a lot of video and photos yet  to organize.  Once I do, I'll share it with everyone.
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